Archive for July, 2013


Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 | Food, Photos

In honour of having eaten this turbot, I’m add a new “food” category to my blog.

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Hugh’s birthday

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 | Friends

Earlier this month we headed to Sam’s Chop House to celebrate Hugh’s birthday. It’s gone down hill a little since I first went there, and they don’t even have chops on the menu which I think is ridiculous (it’s not in any way unreasonable to expect Sam’s Chop House to serve chops), but there you have it. After, we headed to The Lounge for a few cocktails.

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John Sweeney at Leeds Skeptics

Monday, July 29th, 2013 | Foundation, Humanism

Earlier this month we welcomed BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney to present his talk “Oi! Scientology!”, a mini tour he is doing to support his book, Church of Fear. It was a bit of a shaky start when we couldn’t find John, but once resolved he gave us a highly entertaining insight into his experiences.

The discussions continued long after the event – indeed, it was nearly 2am by the time the last of us left the bar of Malmaison!

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The Devils Desire

Sunday, July 28th, 2013 | Photos


Surely it should be “The Devil’s Desire”?

Lords & Ladies

Saturday, July 27th, 2013 | Books

The fourteenth book in the Discworld series is Lords & Ladies. It takes place in the Kingdom of Lancre and primarily centres around the witches, with a guest appearance from the wizards, but nothing too substancial.

One thing I did like about Lords & Ladies was the good use of humour, especially when it came to describing the many facets of Lancre society.


Flamborough highlights

Friday, July 26th, 2013 | Photos















Filey Brigg

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Photos

On the way back from Flamborough we drove up to Filey to explore the brigg.

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Victory for the Daily Mail

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Religion & Politics


As Richard Littlejohn would say, you couldn’t make it up. Credit.

Bridlington in decay

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Photos

In an age where you can fly to Barcelona for £30, Bridlington is not faring well.

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You can run…

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Photos

Last year, I went to Finland to escape having to hear all about the Queen’s Jubile. This year, I went to Finland to avoid having to hear all about the royal baby. But as I took a stroll down Helsinki marina, what did I see? This…